Brazilian painted lady butterfly (Vanessa braziliensis)
Found in a wide variety of disturbed habitats, including grasslands and pastures, arid rocky areas and cloudforest / grassland transition zones, normally at altitudes of approx 1800-3500m. Common in most of South America except Chile, and only found in far north of Argentina.
Photograph ID: BolButterfly2012D39
Photo © James Brunker, Magical Andes Photography 2012
Model Release: No
Property Release: No
Photograph size: 12.2 Mpixels (34.9 MB uncompressed) - 4277x2851 pixels (14.2x9.5 in / 36.2x24.1 cm at 300 ppi)
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